Monday, February 8, 2016

On the Edge of Gone by Corinne Duyvis

  • Publisher: Amulet Books 
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1419719033
  • ISBN-13: 978-1419719035

Release Date ~ March 8, 2016!


January 29, 2035. That’s the day the comet is scheduled to hit—the big one. Denise and her mother and sister, Iris, have been assigned to a temporary shelter outside their hometown of Amsterdam to wait out the blast, but Iris is nowhere to be found, and at the rate Denise’s drug-addicted mother is going, they’ll never reach the shelter in time. A last-minute meeting leads them to something better than a temporary shelter—a generation ship, scheduled to leave Earth behind to colonize new worlds after the comet hits. But everyone on the ship has been chosen because of their usefulness. Denise is autistic and fears that she’ll never be allowed to stay. 

Can she obtain a spot before the ship takes flight?

 What about her mother and sister?

 When the future of the human race is at stake, whose lives matter most?

On the Edge of Gone  by Corrine Duyvis  is an engaging "end of the world" story that I couldn't put down till I have finished the book. A great book for binge reading! :) 

I really liked Denise, the main character and her unique perspective of all that was going on around her. She did some pretty amazing things! 

On the other hand, it made  me pretty sad in regards to how her family treated her.  They definitely loved her but their own issues kept them from being the family Denise longed for and really needed. 

On the Edge of Gone is a really good book and I thoroughly enjoyed it! If you enjoy dystopian young adult novels ... definitely check out this one! 

4 Stars!

Thanks to Abram Kids Publishing and Netgalley for the gift of a free book in exchange for an honest review.

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